The Saline Courier

Richard Blake Spickard

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Richard Blake Spickard, 51 of Bauxite, passed away on April 5, 2021.

He was born on Jan. 2, 1970, in Little Rock, to Richard L. and Evana Vehn Spickard.

A salesman for Scott Equipment Company since 2003, and prior to that, a general manger at Rushing and Mason. Blake had a love of heavy equipment and his customers; his famous quote was “I have a lot of brown iron out there.”

Blake was a fan of NASCAR and also had his own season in the seat of Hobby

Stock Car Racing. Anything with a wheel, and was often heard saying, “I was born to drive.”

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfathe­r, Owen Spickard; maternal grandparen­ts, Laura and Erling Vehn; and Uncle Tom Spickard.

Left to carry on his memory, wife of 17 years, Danette Spickard; daughter, Summer Spickard; three stepdaught­ers and their spouses; six grandchild­ren; mother, Evana Mccoy and step-father, Johnnie (whom he dearly loved and held a special place in his heart); his beloved father, Richard L. Spickard; brother, Brett Spickard, who would “Walk through hell for him wearing a gasoline Suit”; grandmothe­r, Lexie Spickard; and numerous aunts, uncles and friends who loved him.

Pallbearer­s will be Mark and Matt Mccoy, Eric Brown, Monty West, Scott Harvill, Lance Hodges and Jason Luttrell.

Visitation will be at Ashby Funeral Home 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 8.

Graveside services by Ashbys will be 10 a.m Friday, April 9, 2021, at Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Online guestbook at www.ashbyfuner­alhome.com

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